Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 3 - Solving Inequalities - 3-1 Inequalities and Their Graphs - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 169: 40


The student failed to consider negative values of x.

Work Step by Step

The inequality is always true when x is 0 or greater, but the inequality is not always true when x is negative. For example, let x=-3. Substitute for x and check the inequality. $3x+1\gt0$ $3(-3)+1\overset?\gt0$ $-9+1\overset?\gt0$ $-8\,/\!\!\!\!\gt0\ \ X$
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